Sunday, October 30, 2016

The Banana Republic Of America
"Vladimir Putin made headlines yesterday by asking a very simple question: .. 'What, is America now a banana republic?' It was a rhetorical question. Putin thinks the answer is an obvious 'no' .. But is the thought of America as a banana republic so far-fetched? .. A banana republic is essentially .. a ruling class of elites who exploit the government and economy for their own ends. In a banana republic .. And the ruling class uses the immense power of government to target political enemies to monitor and control the population .. America would never have well-connected Wall Street bankers crater the economy and their companies while making millions… only to get bailed out by the working class stiffs so they can do the whole thing over again .. Yes, It’s Rigged .. I trust my sarcasm is clear by now .. Crony capitalism and the Deep State run amok as the captors .. The next time Putin asks that question, he’ll need to give a different answer."
- Michael Covel, The Daily Reckoning
LINK HERE to the essay

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Democrats should ask Clinton to step aside

Has America become so numb by the decades of lies and cynicism oozing from Clinton Inc. that it could elect Hillary Clinton as president, even after Friday's FBI announcement that it had reopened an investigation of her emails while secretary of state?

We'll find out soon enough.

It's obvious the American political system is breaking down. It's been crumbling for some time now, and the establishment elite know it and they're properly frightened. Donald Trump, the vulgarian at their gates, is a symptom, not a cause. Hillary Clinton and husband Bill are both cause and effect.

FBI director James Comey's announcement about the renewed Clinton email investigation is the bombshell in the presidential campaign. That he announced this so close to Election Day should tell every thinking person that what the FBI is looking at is extremely serious.

This can't be about pervert Anthony Weiner and his reported desire for a teenage girl. But it can be about the laptop of Weiner's wife, Clinton aide Huma Abedin, and emails between her and Hillary. It comes after the FBI investigation in which Comey concluded Clinton had lied and been "reckless" with national secrets, but said he could not recommend prosecution.

So what should the Democrats do now?

If ruling Democrats hold themselves to the high moral standards they impose on the people they govern, they would follow a simple process:

They would demand that Mrs. Clinton step down, immediately, and let her vice presidential nominee, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, stand in her place.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-hillary-clinton-emails-kass-1030-20161028-column.html